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Travis

[trav-is]
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noun
  1. William Barret,1809–36, U.S. soldier: commander during the battle of the Alamo.
  2. a male given name.
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  • He felt that Mrs. Travis must read in his face the curiosity that consumed him.

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  • When Dr. Travis gripped his collar he let out a long, protesting howl.

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  • Mrs. Travis smiled, as though there were lots of things in her head that she was not going to say.

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  • After he—died, we stayed on in Dr. Travis' cabin, where he had sheltered and cared for your father.

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  • He hesitated just a moment and glanced questioningly at Mrs. Travis.

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Word Origin and History for travis

Travis

masc. proper name, also a surname (late 12c.), from an Old French word meaning "to cross over," related to traverse. Probably a name for a gatekeeper or the toll collector of a bridge.

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